Kinda has a ring to it, doesn’t it? Let’s try it out in other ways.
“Ladies and gentlemen, President Sarah Palin and the First Gentleman, Todd Palin ….”
“I, Sarah Palin, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States…. ”
“BEIJING — (AP) President Sarah Palin, emerging from closed-door talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao, announced that an accord had been reached ….”
It’s not a farfetched thought, at least not to Palin herself. More and more, she sounds as if she’s ready to take the plunge.
And as she told Barbara Walters of ABC News the other night, if she runs, she believes that she’ll beat Barack Obama.
“I’m looking at the lay of the land now, and…trying to figure that out, if it’s a good thing for the country, for the discourse, for my family, if it’s a good thing.”
She gave a similar answer in a profile interview with the New York Times Sunday magazine, in which she was asked whether she was seriously considering a run.
“I am. I’m engaged in the internal deliberations candidly, and having that discussion with my family, because my family is the most important consideration here.”
Palin went on to say that there weren’t meaningful differences in policy among the field of GOP hopefuls “but that in fact there’s more to the presidency than that” and that her decision would involve evaluating whether she could bring unique qualities to the table….
“I know that a hurdle I would have to cross, that some other potential candidates wouldn’t have to cross right out of the chute, is proving my record,” she says. “That’s the most frustrating thing for me — the warped and perverted description of my record and what I’ve accomplished over the last two decades. It’s been much more perplexing to me than where the lamestream media has wanted to go about my personal life. And other candidates haven’t faced these criticisms the way I have.”
The fact that Palin is stepping outside her comfort zone and talking with “lamestream media” outlets such as the New York Times and ABC News is itself an indication that she’s seriously thinking of taking the plunge. And you know, if the sometimes clunky Bristol Palin can make the finals of “Dancing With The Stars….”
But of course, Mamma Grizz isn’t alone in those thoughts. At this point in the political cycle, a number of people are contemplating a grab for the big brass ring.
Take, for example, Alvin Greene of South Carolina, fresh off his narrow, 34-point loss to Jim DeMint for U.S. Senate:
“I’m the next president,” Greene said, while sitting on a bench. “I’ll be 35 … just before November, so I was born to be president. I’m the man. I’m the man. I’m the man. Greene’s the man. I’m the man. I’m the greatest person ever. I was born to be president. I’m the man, I’m the greatest individual ever.”
Ladies and gentlemen, the 45th president of the United States, Alvin Greene…”